Introduction to Wakoen
Our company was founded in 1948 by Hitoshi Horiguchi with only 1 and a half hectares. In 1975 we established our first factory and added more farms to make a total of 10 hectares. Since than we have been growing exponentially. and fortunetly have still maintained that family owned culture culture with all owners being part of the Horiguchi family. The company is currently run by Hitoshi’s son Yasuhisa and grandson Daisuke Horiguchi.
We are one of the largest green tea manufacturers in Japan with the largest family owned green tea factory in all of Japan. We are based on the Osumi peninsula in Kagoshima prefecture which along with Shizuoka is one of the top 2 tea growing regions of Japan. Together we produce 76% of all green tea produced in Japan (39% and 37%.) We grow, process and package the tea ourselves which helps keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
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